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Sparta Winter Track Jumps to New Record in Gardner Relays and More

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Jake Galluccio clearing his 5'10" high jump in the Ocean Breeze Relays in Staten Island Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Jake Galluccio jumps for joy Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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Credits: Elaine Galluccio
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STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Sparta High School winter track teams traveled to Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Wednesday for the Gardner Holiday Relays.  Spartan highlights include:

The girls High Jump team finished in a first place tie among 22 competitors setting a new school indoor track record, according to Coach Rich Heckman.

Sparta girls Shuttle Relay finished third in a field of 25. Emily Kosker, Katie Hannan, Zoe Canzoniero and Gianna Macones were on this top finishing team.

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The boys jumped well.   The High Jump team took fourth in a field of 15 teams.

"These three medal winning performances were a wonderful surprise," Heckman said. "A freshman and sophomore combining for a medal, a relay with a new face and two letter winners combining for a school record this early in the season.  An early Christmas present for sure."

Heckman said the Spartans also competed in the boys Distance Medley Relay, boys and girls 4X200 Meter Relay and the boys and girls Sprint Medley Relay.

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